The Infinite Retina: Spatial Computing, Augmented Reality, and how a collision of new technologies are bringing about the next tech revolution


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A compelling and insightful look at the future of Spatial Computing, and how this cutting-edge technology is changing the way we do business across seven primary industries, and what it means for humanity as a whole.

Key Features

  • Discover how Spatial Computing is changing the face of technology
  • Get a roadmap for the disruptions caused by Spatial Computing and how it will affect seven major industries
  • Gain insights about the past, present, and future of technology from the world’s leading experts and innovators

Book Description

What is Spatial Computing and why is everyone from Tesla, Apple, and Facebook investing heavily in it?

In The Infinite Retina, authors Irena Cronin and Robert Scoble attempt to answer that question by helping you understand where Spatial Computing―an augmented reality where humans and machines can interact in a physical space―came from, where it’s going, and why it’s so fundamentally different from the computers or mobile phones that came before.

They present seven visions of the future and the industry verticals in which Spatial Computing has the most influence―Transportation; Technology, Media, and Telecommunications; Manufacturing; Retail; Healthcare; Finance; and Education.

The book also shares insights about the past, present, and future from leading experts an other industry veterans and innovators, including Sebastian Thrun, Ken Bretschneider, and Hugo Swart. They dive into what they think will happen in Spatial Computing in the near and medium term, and also explore what it could mean for humanity in the long term.

The Infinite Retina then leaves it up to you to decide whether Spatial Computing is truly where the future of technology is heading or whether it’s just an exciting, but passing, phase.

What you will learn

  • Look back at historical paradigms that changed the face of technology
  • Consider how Spatial Computing could be the new technology that changes our lives
  • See how Virtual and Augmented Reality will change the way we do healthcare
  • Learn how Spatial Computing technology will lead to fully automated transportation
  • Think about how Spatial Computing will change the manufacturing industry
  • Explore how finance and retail are going to be impacted through Spatial Computing devices
  • Hear accounts from industry experts on what they expect Spatial Computing to bring to their sectors

Who this book is for

The Infinite Retina is for anyone interested in the future of technology and how Augmented Reality and Spatial Computing (among other developments) will affect both businesses and the individual.

Table of Contents

    Part I: Why Spatial Computing and Why Now?

  1. Prime Directive
  2. Four Paradigms and Six Technologies
  3. Part II: The Seven Visions

  4. Vision One – Transportation Automates
  5. Vision Two ‒ Virtual Worlds Appear
  6. Vision Three – Augmented Manufacturing
  7. Vision Four ‒ Robot Consumers
  8. Vision Five ‒ Virtual Healthcare
  9. Vision Six – Virtual Trading and Banking
  10. Vision Seven ‒ Real-Time Learning
  11. Part III: The Spatial Business

  12. The Always Predicted World
  13. Spatial Computing World-Makers
  14. How Human?



From the Publisher

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What is Spatial Computing and why are big companies like Tesla, Apple, and Facebook investing heavily in it?

Spatial Computing is a new paradigm of computing where humans, robots, and virtual beings interact in a way never experienced before. Companies like Tesla, Apple, and Facebook are investing heavily in this technology because of its capability to completely change how we access, organize, and use information.

In this new three dimensional space, not reliant on traditional two dimensional flat screens, laptops, or phones, computing will literally be everywhere and controllable with our hands, eyes, and voice. In addition, robots and autonomous vehicles use Spatial Computing to move around and assist humans, which leads to very deep economic and societal changes as well.

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Why is The Infinite Retina so relevant now?

The Infinite Retina is all about Spatial Computing and how this technology is changing the way we do business, and what it means for humanity as a whole. Spatial Computing, the fourth paradigm of personal computing, sounds like science fiction, but isn’t. Unlike previous computing paradigms, like working on a laptop or smart phone, Spatial Computing allows you to actually move around inside computing.

It involves all of the software and technology associated with AI needed to move within a digital 3D world, including machine learning, national language processing, Computer Vision, and all the other apps that support the creation and maintenance of a digital 3D world. We see great strides that are and will be made in the uses of Spatial Computing across seven verticals, including Transportation, Technology, Healthcare, Finance, and Education. There are chapters in the book that detail our visions of where each of these industries will be when the Spatial Computing wave has hit.

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What was your objective in writing this book?

We are literally at the beginning of a new age in computing, the Spatial Computing Age. By the end of the 2030s, how we compute will be radically different than it is today and, we posit, much more enjoyable and more productive, to boot.

Our objectives were to understand and document shifts that are currently underway in society and the business world due to Spatial Computing, and to gain perspectives on what its impact will be in three-to-five years and then ten years out. We talked with dozens of pioneers in many fields, from healthcare and retail to finance and entertainment. This is a hugely important book as this new paradigm shift (the fourth of the personal computing age) hits both consumers and enterprises.

The Infinite Retina: Spatial Computing, Augmented Reality, and how a collision of new technologies are bringing about the next tech revolution
The Infinite Retina: Spatial Computing, Augmented Reality, and how a collision of new technologies are bringing about the next tech revolution
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